Crime down, people feel saferArticles
20 percent of the Dutch population aged 15 years and older do not feel safe at times.
More young suspectsArticles
In 2005, more than 3 percent of people aged between 12 and 25 were questioned by the police as crime suspects, as against 2 percent five years ago.
Fewer victims of common crimeArticles
This year, 26 percent of the 15-and-over population in the Netherlands reported that they had been victimes of common crime, as against 29 percent two years ago; the number of offences experienced by the Dutch population also dropped in that period.
Dutch population feels a little saferArticles
At the beginning of 2006, fewer people in the Netherlands did not feel safe than twelve months previously. People living in Zeeland felt safest. The number of crimes people experienced was also down, although the percentage of people falling victim to frequently occurring crimes remained more or less stable.
Feelings of insecurity by background characteristicsFigures
Feelings of insecurity due to crime Scared to be at home alone, or open the front door, scary places etc.
Crime victims by personal characteristicsFigures
Crime victims by background characteristics: sex, age, highest level of education, number of addresses per km2 of the place of residence
Common crime stabilisedArticles
In 2004 a quarter of the Dutch population indicated they had been victims of common crime. This is about the same as in 2003 but less than in 2002. The share of violent crime victims fell slightly in the period 2002-2004, to 5 percent.
Victims of frequently occurring crimeFigures
Victims of frequently occurring crime. Violent crime, thelft, vandalism, hit - and-run accidents, harassment by phone
Common crime down slightlyArticles
A quarter of the population indicated that they had been the victim of common crime in 2003. This is les than in 2002, but about the same as in the years before that. Theft and vandalism decreased, but violent crime remained about the same.